PSA Value at 0.54 on 1/24/24

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RobsACS01
RobsACS01 Member Posts: 2 *
edited February 27 in Prostate Cancer #1

I had Prostate Cancer in 2018 and had radiation treatments all was good but now my value is all over the place since then on 11/17/21 V @ 0.7, on 3/15/22, 1.84 on 3/30/23 0.38, on 8/7/23 0.26, 1/24/24 0.54 is this common?

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  • Clevelandguy
    Clevelandguy Member Posts: 1,060 Member
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    Hi,

    Usually your readings will bounce around after radiation treatments for months then kind of stabilized. You might be at that point, you have only varied a few tenths of a point since 8/7/23. Further PSA readings will confirm, hang tight. What does your doctor say?

    Dave 3+4

  • RobsACS01
    RobsACS01 Member Posts: 2 *
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    He has asked me to discuss it further with him on Monday 3/4/24 🤞

  • Clevelandguy
    Clevelandguy Member Posts: 1,060 Member
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    Sounds like a logical next step……..

    Dave 3+4

  • Old Salt
    Old Salt Member Posts: 1,387 Member
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    Yes; more significantly, these numbers look good.

    Be happy!

  • Clevelandguy
    Clevelandguy Member Posts: 1,060 Member
    edited February 28 #6
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    Hi,

    Radiation treatments do not kill all the Prostate tissue so you will always have some reading. Just make sure the numbers are relatively stable over time whatever that number is, some variations will occur.

    Dave 3+4

  • Steve1961
    Steve1961 Member Posts: 578 Member
    edited March 3 #7
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    After the radiation treatment, it’s either arise of 2 mg or three straight rises which you have none of. I had it in 2018 myself and my PSA rose from 0.8 to 1.8 3 straight rises went for a PSMA scan that showed cancer was still there schedule for salvage prostrate surgery on April 1. If I was you, I’d ask him for a PSMA scan.

  • Old Salt
    Old Salt Member Posts: 1,387 Member
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    You can certainly try, but I doubt that a PSMA scan ($$$) will be approved for a situation such as this. Rob's PSA test results are still under nadir + 2.